One person was killed during largely peaceful demonstrations in Sudan’s Khartoum, as protesters took to the streets demanding faster reform and greater civilian rule
Smoke billows from burning tyres during a protest in Khartoum, Sudan calling for justice for those killed in the anti-government demonstrations that ousted president Omar al-Bashir last year Picture: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty ImagesPictures of the day:
Protesters are gathering in Khartoum and other parts of Sudan, calling for reforms and better living standards. Police have reportedly fired tear gas at demonstrators in the capital, according to the Baj News website. (Pics from Sudan Professionals Association)
Authorities in Sudan have deployed security forces along major bridges in and around the capital Khartoum ahead of mass protests expected later today. We hear from a Khartoum resident who’s planning to take part in the protests
#BREAKING: We call on all parties to abide by the constitutional declaration, says the #US Embassy in Khartoum
#BREAKING: We call on the demonstrators to voice their demands peacefully, the American Embassy in Khartoum says
I’m in Khartoum today, where the streets are filled with tens of thousands of incredibly brave and determined pro-democracy protestors - just 4 weeks after the massacre of 120 protestors by paramilitary forces. They refuse to give up their demand for civilian government.
THREAD On June 3, 2019, there was a massacre on the streets of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. This is the story of that massacre, told through the phone cameras of those who kept filming, even as they came under live fire. #BBCAfricaEye
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Sudan is in the midst of a political crisis after security forces opened fire on pro-democracy protesters in the capital, Khartoum killing at least 100 people The BBC's @fergalkeane47 spoke to victims and those who witnessed the violence [Tap to expand]
"Sudan could get very bad, very quickly." Sudan is in a political crisis after a tumultuous month in the capital, Khartoum, in which pro-democracy campaigners were shot dead on the streets. @moehash1 explains his worries for the immediate future of his country.
No matter if it's in Khartoum or Hong Kong or Ferguson, you have the right to make yourself heard. Protest is not a crime. Protest is not a crime. Protest is not a crime. Protest is not a crime. Protest is not a crime. Protest is not a crime. Protest is not a crime.